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This list of the martyrs of Dembitz, who perished in the Holocaust, which is presented down in this section, was gathered from natives of our city and the neighboring villages under very difficult circumstances. We have attempted not to omit anyone relatives reported about their families, neighbors about their neighbors and acquaintances, but nevertheless, we could not always obtain complete information, especially with respect to children and elderly parents. In some cases we were unable to determine the relationships between those mentioned in this list, and it is possible that, aside from the omissions, there are also errors. With this in mind, we beg forgiveness from the relatives and friends who perhaps will be upset. May the souls of the forgotten ones be bound up for eternity alongside all those mentioned.

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The family tree of the Rabbis of Dembitz of the Horowitz family.

Translated by Jerrold Landau

[1] Until the time of the outbreak of the terrible war and the extinguishing of the lights, when the days froze and the holy legacy of generations drowned in the sea of blood at the hands of the cruel Germans may their names and memories be blotted out, at the time of the liquidation of the ghetto and work camp of Dembitz in the months of Nissan 5703. May G-d avenge their blood and may their memories be a blessing to intercede for good upon the Jewish people, so that they may merit to wreak vengeance upon their enemies and witness the comfort of Zion and Jerusalem a the time of the advent of the righteous redeemer, may it be soon, Amen.

The first Admor and head of the rabbinical court of Dembitz was the holy Rabbi Reuven Horowitz the son of the holy Rabbi Eliezer, the head of the rabbinical court of Dzikow, who was the son of Rabbi Naftali of Ropczyce of holy blessed memory, who was the son of the holy Gaon Rabbi Menachem Rubin, the head of the rabbinical court of Lisko, who was the son of the holy Gaon Reb Yaakov of holy blessed memory, the head of the rabbinical court of Lisko.

The above mentioned holy Rabbi Menachem (Rubin) Lisker was the son-in-law of the holy Gaon Rabbi Yitzchak HaLevi Ish Horowitz of holy blessed memory, the head of the rabbinical court of the three holy communities known as Ahe [2] (Hamburg, Altona, and Essenbach). He was the son of the holy Gaon Rabbi Yaakov Halevi Ish Horowitz of holy blessed memory, known as Reb Yokel, the head of the rabbinical court of Glogow. He was the son of the holy Gaon Reb Meir HaLevi, the head of the rabbinical court of Tyktin. He was the son of the holy Gaon Rabbi Shemlke HaLevi Ish Horowitz of holy blessed memory, the head of the rabbinical court of Tarnow. He was the son of the holy Gaon Rabbi Yehoshua Aroch, the head of the rabbinical court of Premisla, and who can trace his holy roots back to the holy Rashal and Rashi, and all the way back until King David, may peace be upon him.

After the death of the holy Gaon Rabbi Reuven of holy blessed memory, his eldest son the holy Gaon Rabbi Alter was appointed as the head of the rabbinical court of Dembitz. He died, may Heaven protect us, after a short time without leaving any children. His younger brother, the Gaon Rabbi Shmuel Horowitz of holy blessed memory, was accepted as the rabbi and head of the rabbinical court.

Rabbi Shmuel was the son-in-law of the Gaon and Tzadik of Przytiki, who was a descendent of holy stock, of Rabbi Elimelech of Lizhensk of holy blessed memory and of Rabbi Kopel of Lukow. He died in his fifty-fourth year, and his son the holy Gaon Rabbi Tzvi Elimelech, may G-d avenge his blood, was appointed in his stead. He conducted the rabbinate until the end of the city, which was destroyed by the cruel ones, may their names and memories be blotted out.

The following are the holy sons of the Gaon and Tzadik Rabbi Shmuel of holy blessed memory, who were killed by unnatural deaths by the enemies until the year 5703, may G-d avenge their blood.

a) His son the Gaon and Rabbi Tzvi Elimelech, the last head of the rabbinical court of Dembitz of the Horowitz family. His wife was Hinda the daughter of the holy Gaon and Tzadik, the Admor of Ropszyce, of the Shapira family, descended from the Blazowa and Dinowa dynasties. They were killed with their four daughters, may G-d avenge their deaths.

b) The holy Tzadik Rabbi Chaim Yaakov, who was killed in Dembitz along with his wife Sara of an important family from Przytiki, along with their four children.

c) His daughter Nechama along with her husband the Tzadik Rabbi Moshe Halberstam of Tzanz, who was a son and grandson of holy rabbis and Admorim, along with five children, may G-d avenge their blood.

d) His daughter Etel and her husband the Tzadik and Gaon Rabbi Shlomo Eichenstein, who was the rabbi and head of the rabbinical court of the communities of Chodorow and Siedliska, a descendent of the Zidichov and other dynasties, along with their seven children, may G-d avenge their deaths.

e) His daughter Mirl along with her six children, may G-d avenge their blood. Her husband the Gaon Rabbi A. Wagschal of Radomysl was saved with the help of G-d, and lives with his new family in the United States.

f) His daughter Beila along with her three children, and their father the Gaon and Tzadik Rabbi Avrahamile Horowitz, may G-d avenge their blood. He was the son of the holy rabbi and Gaon Rabbi Eliahu Horowitz of holy blessed memory of Zwolen, the son of the holy Gaon Rabbi Naftali Chaim of holy blessed memory, who set up his home in the Land of Israel and died there. He was the descendent of the holy Admorim of Dzikow, Ropszyce, Tzanz, may their merit protect us.

A lone daughter of the Tzadik Rabbi Avrahamile and his wife Beila of Dembitz, the Rebbetzin Rechil, may she live long, was saved with Divine mercy after suffering great tribulations. She was hidden in the Dembitz ghetto in the attic of a gentile house for more than 24 months along with members of her first husband's family – the Wolf and Reich families of Dembitz.. Her first husband was murdered in the Plaszow Concentration Camp, may G-d avenge his blood. After the liberation she married her relative Rabbi Yoel Halperin, who was the rabbi of Jaslow and the chief rabbi of Bergen-Belsen after the liberation. Today, they live in the United States, and he is the rabbi of the Jaslow and Dembitz communities of New York.

The fourth daughter of the holy rabbi and Gaon, Rabbi Shmuel Horowitz of blessed memory, Rebetzin Chava Perel, may she live long, along with her husband the Tzadik and Gaon Rabbi Yitzchak Horowitz, the Admor of Mielec may he live long, and their five children live in the United States, having arrived before the war.

By Rabbi Yoel Halperin, the head of the Rabbinic court of Jaslow and Bergen-Belsen from the Ropczyce-Tsanz-Premishlan-Zolochow lines. Author of “Asuf Takanot Agunot”. Currently residing in Brooklyn. May G-d protect him, Amen.

In Memory of the Rabbinical Family of Jadlowa

By Rabbi Yehuda Leib Frankel, Rabbi of the “Or Emet” Synagogue, Tel Aviv.

Translated by Jerrold Landau

In memory of my righteous parents, my brothers and sisters and their sons and daughters who died in sanctification of the Divine name during the terrible Holocaust at the hands of the Nazis, may their names and memories be blotted out. These are as follows:

The holy Gaon Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Frankel of holy blessed memory, the son of the Tzadik and Admor Rabbi Avrahamele of holy blessed memory of Wielopole.

My mother the righteous Rebbetzin Gitel the daughter of the Rabbi and Gaon Efraim Frankel who perished in sanctification of the name of God in Dembitz on the 7th of Av.

Their son Rabbi Avraham Frankel and his wife Chava, their children Tirza, Naftali Chaim, Tzipora and three other children.

Their daughter Shifrale with her only son Avrahamele, and her husband Rabbi Asher Anshel Zeltanreich.

Their son Efraim of holy blessed memory, of the city of Mielec, Galicia.

Their daughter Etel Frankel, the wife of Rabbi Meir and their four children of the city of Dambrowa.

Their daughter Breindel Frankel the wife of Rabbi Chaim Yosef of holy blessed memory, the son of the holy rabbi and Tzadik, the head of the rabbinical court of Makowa, with their three young children, may G-d avenge their deaths.

Their son the rabbi and Tzadik Meir and his family, may G-d avenge their deaths.

Their daughter Freidel, with her family and children, may G-d avenge their deaths.

Their son Rabbi Yaakov Menachem, may G-d avenge his death.


Translator's Footnotes:

  1. This first paragraph appears to be a continuation of a sentence started by the title line.Return
  2. A mnemonic acronym.Return


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Families of the Martyrs of Dembitz,
may their memories be a blessing.

Family Name Given Name Remarks
     

 

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Ader Liba her husband and their daughter
Ader Wolf and his family
Ader Roiza the daughter of Yochanan Sommer
  Moshe her son
  Miriam her daughter
Ulman Naftali  
  Hinda his wife
  Elimelech their son and his wife
Unger Asher the son-in-law of Reb Yoel Gritzman
  Henia his wife
  Izrael  (the boiler-maker) and his family
Eisen Naftali  
  Gittel (nee Mahler) his wife
  Yaakov their son and his family
  Yosef their son and his family
  Tauba Sommer  their daughter
  Beila Guter their daughter
  Sala Steiner their daughter
  Hinda Cymbler their daughter and their families
Eisen Yosef the son-in-law of Yoel Gritzman
  Chaya Sara his wife
Eyal Michel and his family
Eisler Aaron from Zasov
  Chaya his wife
  Yehoshua their son
  Adla their daughter
Altman Yaakov  
  Chaya his wife
  Mina their daughter
  Tzvi their son
  Yehoshua their son
  Moshe their son
Oling Eliezer  
  Chayale his wife
  Hershel their son
  Bluma their daughter
  Zalman their son
Oling Reizel-Zigman their daughter
  Zeev her husband
  Gittel their daughter
  Mirl their daughter
  Esther their daughter
Oling Gittel - Wasserstrum her husband
  Yehoshua  
  Sara their daughter
  Shmuel their son
Oling Moshe  
  Sara his wife
  Tova their daughter
  Alter their son
Oling Serel-Bier her husband
  Shlomo  
Oling Yechezkel and his wife
Alster Elimelech and his wife
  Lula their daughter
  Nechama their daughter
Alster Bracha  
  Bina  
  Miriam  
Ostern   the engineer and his wife
  Kuba their son
  Yanke their daughter
  Hela their daughter
  Frania their daughter
  Alec their son
Ofen Yechiel Meir  
  Chana his wife
  Chaim their son
Ofen Shalom their son
  Freda his wife
Appel Yaakov the son-in-law of Efraim Hakeh
  Natalia his wife
Appel Hersh Nissan  
  Gittel his wife
  Yaakov their son and his family
  Yosef their son and his family
  Keila Hachheizer their daughter
  Yechezkel Hachheizer her husband
April Yaakov from Pustkow
  Reizel (nee Hollander) his wife
Ardover Feivish  
  Bracha his wife
  Leib their son
  Avraham their son
  Yitzchak their son
  Sara their daughter
Ascheim Hersh  
  Rachel his wife
  Wolf their son
  Asher their son
Ascheim Shimshon and his wife
Ascheim Meir  
  Tzvia (nee Goldfarb) his wife
  Hersh their son
  Guta  his wife
     
 

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Badner Avigdor his wife
  Chana their daughter
  Beila  
  Moshe their son
Balsam Shmuel  
  Miriam his wife
  Moshe their son
  Yitzchak their son
  Reizel their daughter
  Rivka their daughter
  Rachel their daughter
Balsam Chaim  
  Tzila his wife
  Hentshe their daughter
  Bluma their daughter
Balsam Shlomo Mordechai their son
  Gittel Rachel his daughter
  Avraham his son
Balsam Moshe  
  Sara Golda his wife
  Miriam his daughter
  Shlomo Mordechai his son
Balsam Yechiel Michel his son
  Gittel Rachel his wife
  Freidel their daughter
  Dvora their daughter
  Reicha their daughter
  Shmuel their son
Balsam Riva Basha her daughter
  Chava  
Bornstein Shlomo  
  Sara his wife
  Shabtai their son and his family
Bornstein Malka-Tefler  
Bornstein Fela-Slepter  
Bornstein Anna-Segal  
Bornstein Yehuda  
  Miriam (nee Rosenbaum) his wife and their children
Borer Avraham and his family
  Isser and his family
Buchbaum Berl  
  Hinda  
Buchner Hershel the son-in-law of Zisha Precker
  Lea his wife
Buxbaum Alter  
Buxbaum Golda the daughter of Reb Shmuel Fishlerhis wife and their children
Beier Sara Lea  
  Miriam her daughter
  Beila her daughter
Blaustein Dov Aryeh  
  Sheindel Rivka his wife
  Nechama Dershowitz their daughter
  Dov Aryeh Dershowitz her son
Blumenkel Yosef and his wife
Blevis Hersh David and his wife
  Fania their daughter
Becher   (with Dr. Hertzig)
Bek Reuven  
  Chava his wife
  Gittel their daughter
  Tzila their daughter
Bek Yaakov the son of Reuven
  Chana his wife
  Moshe their son
  Liba their daughter
  Feiga their daughter
Ber Aaron  
  Freidel his wife
Ber Sima Bina-Horowitz their daughter
  Yitzchak Elimelech her husband
Ber Rivka the daughter of Aaron
  Bronka the daughter of Aaron
  Sala the daughter of Aaron
Ber Elimelech the son of Aaron
  Tauba his wife
  Alter their son
Ber Pinchas  
  Chentsha his wife
  Bronka Mingelgrin their daughter
  Rumek her husband
  Moshe their son
  Lea their daughter
  Etke and her family
  Dvora the daughter of Pinchas
  Miriam the daughter of Pinchas
Ber Shmuel Yaakov  
  Sara his wife
  Zisha their son
  Nachum their son
  Miriam their daughter
  Rivka their daughter
  Leib their son
  Berta (nee Kazshenik) his wife
  Dvora their daughter
  Abba their son
Bernstein Ezra  
  Sara (nee Derfler) and their children
Berel Nechemia and his wife
  Leibish their son
  Netta their daughter
  Esther their daughter
Berel Shlomo his wife and their children
Bernstein Alter and his wife
Bronheim David  
  Reizel his wife
  Naftali their son
Bronheim Hersh  
  Malka his wife
  Rhoda their daughter
  Hodes their daughter
  Sima their daughter
  Hela their daughter
Bronheim Naftali their son
  Esther his wife
  Savka their son
Bras Yehuda  
  Sabina his wife
  Zigmond their son
Bras Mauricy their son
  Ronia his wife
  Tashke their daughter
  Yosef their son
Bras Anda - Hauser the daughter of Yehuda
  Alla her daughter
Bras Fela - Grünspan the daughter of Yehuda
  Zigmond Grünspan her husband
Brik Chaim and his wife
Brik Aaron and his wife
Brener Yosef  
  his wife (nee Eyal)  
  Mendel their son and their family
  Aaron their son
  Nechama their daughter
  Tzipora their daughter
  Rachel their daughter
  Freda their daughter
     
   

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Goldblatt Yaakov  
  Pesel his wife
  Elisheva their daughter
  Chava their daughter
  Miriam-Rachel their daughter
  Moshe their son
  Rachel their daughter
  Shlomo Leib their son
Goldblatt Michael

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  Chana his wife
  Rachel their daughter
  Yitzchak their son
  Chava their daughter
Goldblatt Moshe and his wife
Goldblatt Baruch the son-in-law of Rosenblatt and his family
Goldblum Kalman  
  Rivka his wife
  Yosef their son
  Shmuel their son
  Abba their son
  Moshe their son
  Bracha their daughter
  Tzila their daughter
Goldblit Mordechai  
  Chana, Sara and other sisters
Goldberg Yechezkel  
Goldberg Chaim his son
  Esther his wife
  Yechiel their son
  Dvora their daughter
  Nachman their son
  Doba Zisel their daughter
Goldberg Moshe the son of Yechezkel
  Fela his wife
  Hersh their son
  Dvora their daughter
Goldberg Mendel  
  Hodes his daughter
Goldberg Yitzchak  (the teacher)
  Nicha his wife
  Miriam their daughter
  Sara their daughter
Goldberg Sheindel  
  Yitzchak her son
Goldman Chana  
Goldman Moshe the son of Avraham
  Hinda the daughter of Avraham
  Esther Freiberger the daughter of Avraham her husband and daughter
Goldfarb Zelig  
  Sara Zlata his wife
  Beila Feilbogen their daughter
  Eliezer her son
  Hinda her daughter
Goldfarb Eliezer the son of Zelig
  Sheindel his wife
Goldfarb Gittel  
  Feiga  
  Freda  
Goldfarb Aaron  
  Sortshe his wife
  Feiga their daughter and her husband
Goldflus   the pharmacist and his wife
Goldflus   the lawyer
  Gitta his sister
Ganz Yitzchak and his wife
Ganz Mendel and his family
Ganz Aaron David and his family
Garn Lea  
  Beila  
Gorlitzer Pinchas  
  Paula his wife
  Lotti their daughter
Gezshiv Feivel and his wife
Glantz Zindel  
  Hinda his wife
  Rivtsha his daughterand other family members
Gleicher Moshe his wife and their children
Glickman Mordechai and his wife
  Avraham their son
  Tova their daughter
  David their son
Glickman Nathan  
  Miriam (nee Ofen)  his wife
  Moshe Yaakov their son
Gewirtz Moshe  
  Rivka his wife
  Pinia their daughter
  Bina their daughter
  Sara their daughter
  Miriam their daughter
  Rachel their daughter
  Shmuel their son
Gelb Shimon and his wife and their daughter
Gelb Bunim  
Gelb Shmuel  
Gembitziner Glickl  
  Yisrael Meir and his family
  Leib and his family
Gembitziner Chaim  
  Chana his wife
  Mirl their daughter
  Yosef their son
  Avraham their son
Gembitziner Menashe and his family
Gembitziner Hershel and his family
Gembitziner Meir and his family
Geminder Leib  
  Beila his wife
  Nicha Kurtz his daughter
  Moshe Kurtz her husband
  Aryeh Kurtz their son
Geminder Mina  
  Aryeh her son
Geshvind Philip  
  Tanka his wife
Groder Avraham  
  Liftsha his wife
  Levi their son
  Wolf their son
  Shlomo their son
Grin Eliahu  
  Malka his wife
  Feiga their daughter
  Lea their daughter
  Sara their daughter
  Yaakov their son
Grin Leib  
  Serel his wife
  Menieh their son
Greenberg Yerucham  
  Dvora (nee Kanner) his wife
  Rivka their daughter
  Yosef their son
Grünspan Yitzchak  
  China his wife
  Sara their daughter
Grünspan Nathan

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  Dvora (nee Mahler) his wife
Grünspan Shimon their son
  Rachel (nee Sapir) his wife
  Mendel their son
  Yosef their son
Grünspan Yitzchak the son of Nathan
  Chana (nee Faust) his wife
  Ruth their daughter
  Yehudit their daughter
Gritzman Yoel  
  Feiga (nee Peper) his wife
Gritzman Shmuel the son of Moshe Peper may he live long
     
   

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Dar Pinchas  
  Rachel his wife
  Gittel their daughter
  Miriam their daughter
Dar Feiga  
Dar Feivel and his family
Dar Reuven and his wife
  Eidek their son, and another son
Dar Baruch  
  Reizel his wife
  Eliezer their son
Diller Yaakov Yitzchak and his wife and daughters
  Shaul their son
  Yosef their son
Desser Moshe  
  Breindel Strum his daughter
  Asher her son
Dereshowitz Chaya  
Dereshowitz Beinish and his family
Dershowitz Asher the son of Shlomo may he live long
  Gittel the daughter of Shlomo
  Leib the daughter of Shlomo
Dereshowitz Leib  
  Gittel his wife
  Asher their grandson
Derfler Feivel and his wife
  Yechiel his son
  Shmuel his son
  Rivka their daughter
  Avraham their son
  Pinchas their son
Dreisiger David  
Dreilich Israel and his wife

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